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Niebuhrian International Relations: The Ethics of Foreign Policymaking

Gregory J. Moore

Abstract

Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971) may have been the most influential and insightful American thinker of the twentieth century. In dealing with the intricacies of human nature, society, politics, ethics, theology, racism, and international relations, Niebuhr the teacher, preacher, philosopher, social critic, and ethicist was highly influential and difficult to ignore during the World War II and Cold War eras because of his intellectual heft and the novel manner in which he addressed the economic, spiritual, social, and political problems of his time. This book distills Niebuhr’s disparate and now di ... More

Keywords: international relations, U.S. foreign policy, international relations theory, Realism, classical Realism, human nature, Cold War, responsibility to protect, China

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780197500446
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197500446.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gregory J. Moore, author
Head of School of International Studies and Associate Professor in International Relations, University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China